Boston Bruins 2015 Mock Draft: Predictions For All Seven Boston Picks

The Boston Bruins are well-positioned to restock their prospect pool with seven picks in the 2015 NHL Draft. Boston has two selections in the top 40 at 14th and 37th overall, which gives the Original Six club two chances to draft a really good player and assets to use if general manager Don Sweeney wants to move up in the first round. Here’s a Bruins mock draft for all seven...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Summer Report Card: Jack Capuano

Jack Capuano, Head Coach 6th Season (hired November 15, 2010) 2014-15 season recap Expectations were high entering the 2014-15 campaign after Garth Snow revamped the New York Islanders roster; adding several players including Jaroslav Halak, Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk. Although Jack Capuano will never admit it, he suddenly found himself coaching as talented and deep NHL...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Kessel Run Edition: 6/14/15

TSN reported yesterday the eight teams that are currently on Phil Kessel‘s list of teams he would accept a trade to, keeping to the terms of his contractual agreement with current employer, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite some speculation and rumor mongering, the Islanders were NOT on that list. In fairness, that list is final but not final. In other words, the Leafs and Kessel...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Boston Bruins’ Blue Line For 2015-16 NHL Season

The Boston Bruins were not the defensive juggernaut this season that they had been in previous years. Injuries to key players, including Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton, forced young players into larger roles, and the preseason trade of Johnny Boychuk created a need for a top-four defenseman that was never filled. As a result of these factors and others, the Bruins fell to 20th...
May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Plenty of reasons for optimism

The bitterness of the season coming to an end is still fresh in everyone's minds, but that does not mean that there are not plenty of reasons for optimism. The Islanders will bring back a core group of young players and talent that is capable of competing for a Stanley Cup next season."I wouldn't have signed here if I didn't believe in this team and obviously, I do," Johnny Boychuk...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

‘New Era’ Washington Capitals Sink Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 to Clinch Series

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, shoots the game winning goal against New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from the Czech Republic, and defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) during the third period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1, to advance. (AP Photo...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Time To Win Is Now

The New York Islanders just completed a 101 point regular season, their most successful stretch in 31 years, and are now facing the Washington Capitals with a legitimate chance to win their first playoff series in more than 20 years. Last night was an excellent start with a dominating 4-1 victory on the road to open the series. The team clearly didn’t finish as well as it started...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Leddy Leading The Way For Islanders

On October 4th, when Islanders general manger Garth Snow acquired defenseman Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk, he knew that these guys would not only bring stability to the blue line, but playoff experience to a young locker room. Now that the postseason is upon us, the Islanders locker room, filled with players who have limited playoff experience, will rely heavily on these two...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards does not hold back on Bruins' recent struggles

The Johnny Boychuk trade still has many scratching their heads according to Jack Edwards. Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty In a recent interview on WEEI (93.7 FM) Jack Edwards was his candid self, spitting hot fire about the current status of the Boston Bruins as well as their uncertain future. Hosts DJ Bean and ESPN’s Joe McDonald asked Edwards about a variety of topics, all of which...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 3/13/15

The New York Islanders and defenseman Johnny Boychuk finally did it. They came to terms on a seven-year, $42 million extension [way] before July 1, leaving most Islanders fans ecstatic for the future. I say most because there’s never a time when everybody’s pleased. While Boychuk’s contract carries an AAV of $6 million, a bargain compared to what he could have been offered...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk inks 7-year extension with Islanders

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Congratulations to Johnny Boychuk and his family as the former Bruins defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has signed a seven year extension with the New York Islanders. The deal is worth a reported $42 million with an average annual value of $6 million per year according to Newsday. That's the highest paid...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Signs 7-Year Extension With Islanders

For Boston Bruins fans hoping to reunite with a popular defenseman next season, Thursday's news was heartbreaking. But for Johnny Boychuk and his fans, both in Boston and on Long Island, Thursday's news was exciting and well-deserved.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh Boy! Boychuk Signs Seven Year Extension

Johnny Boychuk has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal with the New York Islanders. Boychuk, who is 31, will receive $42 million over the lifetime of the deal. As reported on the New York Islanders’ website, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow stated after the signing, “Johnny’s influence in our dressing room, both on and off the ice, has been immeasurable. His veteran...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders, defenseman Boychuk agree to 7-year extension

NEW YORK -- Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders have agreed on a long-term contract extension that assures that two of the club's top defensemen will stick together well after the team locates to Brooklyn next season. Boychuk received a seven-year deal Thursday, as Nick Leddy did late last month. Boychuk's contract is worth $42 million, slightly higher than Leddy's deal for...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk signs 7-year, $42M extension with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk has been an excellent defenseman for the New York Islanders this season, and on Thursday, the team announced it had signed the 31-year-old veteran to a huge extension. Arthur Staple of Newsday reports the contract is for $42 million over seven years, which will make Boychuk the Islanders’ highest-paid player next season. The deal also includes a no-movement clause...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What Signing Boychuk Can Hold For The Islanders’ Future

On February 24th, Nick Leddy signed a contract extension with the New York Islanders through 2022. With this signing, Garth Snow has solidified a role for Leddy as a top defenseman on the New York Islanders. Once Snow got the pen to paper, the question quickly became when are the Islanders going to sign his defensive partner, Johnny Boychuk? When asked in an interview with Stan Fischler...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Balance The Books On Boychuk

The New York Islanders and their general manager Garth Snow made a huge catch yesterday in the sometimes overwhelming pond that is home to NHL defenseman. You see, there is not one position more coveted in the National Hockey League than those three groups of two that provide the last line of defense before you go one on one with the goaltender. It has become the difference between...
Via Islanders Insight
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders roll past Coyotes, maintain Metro Division lead

  Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat - his first goal in the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes falter in third period against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie, and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat -- his first...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 55

*EDITORS NOTE: This was due to run yesterday, but due to previous commitments, is running Sunday instead. With the Columbus Blue Jackets in town, we make the harsh realization that the next time they’ll be playing at the Nassau Coliseum, it will be April 11. It will be the final regular season home game and there will not be a lot of dry eyes in the barn. I’d also like to take...
Via Islanders Insight
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins beat Johnny Boychuk, NY Islanders 2-1

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLThe Bruins lost/won tonight's contest against the New York Islanders, walking away with a 2-1 victory.Only 1:53 into the game, Torey Krug and Ryan Strome dropped the gloves, with Strome getting the better of Krug. The Islanders struck first. John Tavares jumped on Frans Nielsen's rebound to pot a power play goal, giving the Islanders the 1-0 lead. With...
Via BruinsLife
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Bringing Personality To Islanders In Move From Boston (Video)

New team, same old Johnny. Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while helping the Islanders to one of the...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Find Their Missing Piece(s)

The NHL’s All-Star break is an opportunity for reflection and for the Islanders one needn’t look further than Garth Snow’s acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy as huge keys to their first-half success.  If anyone kept to their NHL “Things-To-Do-In-The-Offseason” list, it was the Isles GM. Jaroslav Halak was acquired from the Washington Capitals for a 4th round...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York leaves Flyers stranded on Long Island

  View image |     The New York Islanders scored early and often. Nikolay Kulemin had a pair of goals, Johnny Boychuk added two assists, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves and the New York Islanders dominated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Monday afternoon. The Islanders stormed out of the gate. Michael Grabner scored his fourth of the season just 1:32 in to...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Arnold: Bruins Missing Rough, Tough Identity This Season (Video)

Are the Boston Bruins having an identity crisis? Traditionally, the B’s have been a tough, defensive team that’s used those talents to wear down its opponents. But now, they look like something different. “If you look at the guys who are gone — Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton, Johnny Boychuk — it seems like they’re going away from the big rough...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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